Brain Health

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Is education important for brain health?

I mean to ask if a person's brain is not used for education for a long tym will it affect him??

Posted by Dinesh
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It depends upon what you mean by education.

Studies show that utilizing your brain regularly through-out your entire life will lower risks of diseases like Alzheimer. However 'utilizing' your brain does not refer to formal education. It means doing things that work out your brain (puzzles, crosswords, chess, and formal education).

Brain tumour health anxiety, opinions?

Some of my symptoms:

– Sometimes dizziness
– Constant headaches (for about 10 years) ALL the time that worsen when I lay on my right or left sides
– Head pressure that is centred in the top front of my head that worsens when I lay down or bend over. (Which could maybe be a sinus issue)
– I have twitching in my eyelids, arms, legs
– Clicking in both ears when I swallow, also sometimes a dull pain (For almost 10 years too)
– Constant ringing in ears
– Sharp pains that come and go all over my head but mostly on the right side
– I also sometimes get this sharp pain in my left shoulder that comes maybe once every 3 weeks. It scares the **** out of me because it's just a stabbing pain for about 2 seconds
– Head pains when I look down
– Sensative to flashing lights
– Sometimes a burning type feeling in head, or a cold feeling
– I sometimes get tingles in my fingers, and even a dull pain in my shoulders, elbows, and back

Two weekends ago I decided to go to the doctor (for the first time for this) because I was severely dizzy every time I looked down, I had severe headaches, tingles in my face, pressure over my right eye, and weakness in my right arm and leg. I explained to him about all my symptoms, and he did some small neurological tests on me, checked my blood pressure, and I got some blood work done (still waiting for results) and he told me I was in perfect health and how it was all a result from anxiety. My dizziness went away a week later and so did the facial pins and needles.

I'm really worried because it seems like I have a brain tumour 🙁

Posted by Jennifer
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Well, no one on here can tell you if you have a brain tumor or not. If you aren't satisfied with your doctor's diagnosis, ask him to refer you to a neurologist for more testing and an MRI. If you get a clean bill of health, then your problem is anxiety. Yes, anxiety can cause physical symptoms. Anyway, it's not likely your headaches are caused by a brain tumor that you've had for 10 years!

Important question about brain health?

I played a lot of video games for several years. But i stopped and dont play them hardly now, but its only been a littel while. I can draw very good but, i cant come up with any thing to draw on my own so all i can draw are pictures i already saw and and other pictures put togethor into one idea. I found out tv and video games inhibit alpha brain waves which cntroll creativity and think thats why i have no creativity what so ever. Is this true. And will my alpha waves start back up again.

Posted by gabe s
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According to Mainichi Shimbun, research conducted by Akio Mori, a professor in Nihon University's College of Humanities and Sciences suggests that video games could cause people to lose concentration, get angry easily and have trouble associating with others.

Akio Mori analyzed the brain waves of 240 people aged between 6 and 29 recording the levels of beta and alpha waves. Beta waves are usually associated with liveliness and degree of tension of the brain, and alpha waves indicate when the brain is resting. Brain activity of participants was divided into four categories — naming the activity normal, visual, half-videogame, and videogame.

Here is an excerpt from the article with results of the research:
The beta waves in the brains of those in the normal category, who rarely played video games, were always stronger than the alpha waves their brains emitted, and little change was shown when they started playing a game.

Those in the half-videogame category, who spent between one and three hours each day playing games for three to four days a week, had roughly equal alpha and beta wave activity before they started playing a game. However, once they started playing, the beta waves rapidly decreased, falling below the level of the alpha waves.

Beta wave activity in people in the videogame group, who spent between two and seven hours each day playing games, was constantly near zero even when they weren't playing, showing that they hardly used the prefrontal regions of their brains.

Many of the people in this group told researchers that they got angry easily, couldn't concentrate, and had trouble associating with friends.

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